February 5, 2020, by UNH IT Staff
This article is part four in our series on Five Ways You Help Keep the University Secure. This month, we discuss how to handle data with care.
Information security is everyone's responsibility, and understanding this concept is even more critical when it comes to protecting the University's information. Each of us needs to do our part to preserve the privacy of our community members' personal information. We also need to work to protect the confidentiality,...
May 30, 2018, by UNH Information Security Services
UNH Information Security Services (ISS) has been alerted by the FBI of an ongoing cyber threat that targets users home routers and home-based networked devices. The FBI recommends that all small office and home office routers are rebooted to help protect against this threat.
Hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices have already been compromised using malware called VPNFilter. This malware does multiple things, including information collection, device...
March 30, 2018, by UNH IT Staff
SmartAuth is coming April 10
As of Tuesday, April 10, 2018, SmartAuth is protecting your personal information in the Web Information System for Employees (WISE).
SmartAuth is a multi-factor authentication service provided to University System of New Hampshire (USNH) - Granite State College, Keene State College, Plymouth State University, University of New Hampshire, and the System Office for all staff, faculty, and students. It protects your account even if your password is stolen. You...
March 9, 2018, by UNH Information Security Services
UNH IT has received reports of a phishing email targeting UNH users that seeks to obtain UNH user credentials via a fake Microsoft Outlook log in page.
The subject of the email is "Outlook update".
Links in text have been removed and are underlined here for reference.
All Staffs and Students are expected to migrate to the New 2018 Microsoft Outlook Web portal to access the below, click here to migrate:
• Access the new staff directory
• Access your pay slips and P60s...
September 19, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Card skimmers are becoming more prevalent. (Image courtesy of Flickr)
The use of credit and debit card skimmers to steal personal data is escalating globally. In short, thieves use these devices to steal account information off the card’s magnetic strip at pay terminals at gas stations and other self-service payment venues. They then use this data to make online purchases, create duplicate cards, and raid bank accounts.
While these skimmers can be difficult to detect, there are some...
September 19, 2017, by UNH Information Security Services
UNH IT has received reports of a phishing email targeting students that attempts to obtain user credentials.
The subject of the email is "Mailbox Limit Exceeded" and it was sent from an @wildcats.unh.edu email account.
(links in the email text have been removed and are underlined here for reference)
Monthly Mail Quota Exceeded
As a result of the high usage of your mailbox quota, we have temporarily suspended all inbound and outbound messages.
Kindly click here and follow prompt to...
September 14, 2017, by UNH Information Security Services
WHAT IS IT?
BlueBorne is the name given to a group of eight vulnerabilities that were disclosed September 13, 2017. When exploited, these vulnerabilities allow attackers to execute code remotely, take over susceptible devices, and perform man-in-the-middle (MiTM) attacks. These vulnerabilities were discovered by Armis Labs and reported to all affected vendors prior to public disclosure.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT?
BlueBorne is said to impact at least 5.3 billion Bluetooth-enabled devices, including...
September 8, 2017, by UNH Information Security Services
As Houston continues to deal with the damage left by Harvey and Florida prepares for the arrival of Irma, it is easy to want to do what you can to help those impacted by these disasters. However, before you open your wallet or log in to your PayPal account, make sure you know who you are giving to, and that you are only giving what you intend to give.
The awful truth is that natural disasters cause spikes in charity fraud. These criminals will go to great lengths to get you to give them your...
September 8, 2017, by UNH IT Staff
Equifax, one of the nation’s largest American credit agencies, announced on Thursday, September 7, 2017 that it is the latest to suffer a mega-data breach from a cyberattack. More than 143 million people could be affected. Consumers may check whether their personal data may be impacted at https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com/potential-impact.
If you are among those identified as being potentially impacted, Equifax suggests enrolling in their one-year, complimentary identity theft...
August 15, 2017, by UNH Information Security Services
UNH IT has received reports of a phishing email that attempts to steal user credentials by linking users to a fake Outlook Web Application log in page.
The subject of the email is "UNH - IT Service Desk Report".
Linked text in the email is underlined, but all links have been removed.
This email is to verify you requested a change of name associated with your email address
of the university electronic resource.
Your request has been submitted and will be processed in two working...